• Terms and Conditions

      Students who wish to participate should be in their senior year and should be enrolled in any academic Institution in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa

      Students should have a faculty member as their supervisor

      Students should be a non-governmental employees and full-time university students

      Authenticity of the information provided by the students should be validated by the head of his or her department

      Students should be listed only in one project

      All communication between Dell Technologies and the project team will be done through the project academic advisor and the designated team leader

      Each competing team should consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 6 members. One of the team members should be selected as a team leader with the following responsibilities

      The originality and novelty of the ideas is the core of our competition and one of the important pillars. Plagiarism which is taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own is against the ethics of our competition.

      Copying substantial or core material from work published by others may lead to the disqualification of a project. Please make sure that you refrain -as much as possible- from copying text, code, drawings and graphics from other publications, whether the copy is exact or done with very minor modifications. If you have to copy definitions, illustrations, and/or statements given in textbooks or published papers, please clearly refer to the original source of such material and list it properly in the “references” section of your report. Copied material-even when properly referenced- is not expected to exceed 20% of your report. Failure to do so may unfortunately jeopardize your chances in this competition.

      The project is tested throughout all the phases.

      Team Leader duties:

      Act as the sole contact point between the student team and the Dell Technologies team for the Envision the Future competition

      Play the role of “Project Manager”, as defined in the professional literature and refined by the team

      Lead the team to set up –and implement- communication mechanisms that ensure complete and transparent exchange of information

      Coordinate team meetings and schedules

      Make sure that team members communicate with each other as scheduled and in a professional, and well documented way

      Lead the team to set up –and implement- proper and effective mechanisms for conflict avoidance and resolution

      Monitor and document the progress of the project

      Make sure that project activities are conducted –and the deliverables are submitted- in accordance with the project plan and in full compliance with the instructions of the academic advisor

      Work with enthusiasm, motivate team members, and keep high morale and work ethics

      Provide information to and from the team

      Coordinate meetings and their schedule

      Envision the details of the project including its objectives and constraints

      Make sure that team members communicate with each other as scheduled and in a professional way

      Ensure that all members contribute meaningfully to each meeting and to the project as a whole in terms of content and times

      In case of conflicts, he/she should lead resolving it soon by compromise, discussion, or through an external arbitrator

      Record and monitor the progress of the project as scheduled

      Make sure that deliverables are submitted as instructed by the team advisor

      Manage the settlement of the WebEx during the competition

      The originality and novelty of the ideas is the core of our competition and one of the important pillars. Plagiarism which is taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own is against the ethics of our competition.